CDC: What to do if you are sick

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Many insurers are offering telemedicine options so patients can connect electronically with a provider.

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CDC COVID-19 Self-Checker: A guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

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If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

For detailed information, visit the CDC’s webpage: Testing for COVID-19

You can also call 2-1-1, a 24-hour state-supported telephone hotline.

Questions or concerns about your individual situation should be answered by your healthcare provider. If you don't have a healthcare provider, many urgent care centers are offering COVID-19 assessment and testing if needed.




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